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Report of the cruise of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear and the Overland Expedition for the relief of the whalers in the Arctic Ocean from November 27, 1897, to September 13, 1898.

Author: Lyman J GageFrancis TuttleDavid H JarvisEllsworth Price BertholfSamuel J CallAll authors
Publisher: Washington : Govt. Print. Off., 1899.
Edition/Format:   Book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Early in November, 1897, it was brought to the attention of the President that eight vessels of the whaling fleet were caught by the ice in the vicinity of Point Barrow and their crews were in great danger of starvation. An expedition was ordered and placed under the command of Captain Francis Tuttle of the Revenue Cutter Bear, whose officers and crew were all volunteers. The Bear sailed from Seattle, Washington  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lyman J Gage; Francis Tuttle; David H Jarvis; Ellsworth Price Bertholf; Samuel J Call; E H Woodruff; United States. Revenue-Cutter Service.
OCLC Number: 3176199
Notes: Issued also as House doc. 511, 56th Cong., 2d sess. Some versions include document series note at head of title.
On verso of t.-p.: Treasury department, Document no. 2101. Division of revenue-cutter service.
Includes reports by Secretary L. J. Gage, Capt. Francis Tuttle, First Lieut. D. H. Jarvis, Second Lieut. E. P. Bertholf, Surg. S. J. Call, and Asst. Surg. E. H. Woodruff.
Description: 144 p., [60] leaves of plates : ill., ports., fold. map ; 24 cm.
Other Titles: Cruise of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear

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Early in November, 1897, it was brought to the attention of the President that eight vessels of the whaling fleet were caught by the ice in the vicinity of Point Barrow and their crews were in great danger of starvation. An expedition was ordered and placed under the command of Captain Francis Tuttle of the Revenue Cutter Bear, whose officers and crew were all volunteers. The Bear sailed from Seattle, Washington on November 27, 1897 and returned ten months later, bringing four crews of wrecked whalers and having fully carried out all the orders and accomplished all the purposes of the expedition without loss or accident of any kind.

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